we spent a week up at York Beach- right on Long Sands- & it was amazing.
exhausting, but amazing.
it was us, the dogs, friends of ours & their dog. our dogs got themselves sent home after the 1st day (for barking at anyone & everyone who decided to walk by & breath) but be pleaded with the guy who owned the place to let us keep our friend's puppy.
he grudgingly consented & we spent the next 5 days rescuing EVERYTHING from his puppy jaws & trying to tire him out so he wouldn't bark at 6 am every morning. the girls loved him...until he stole their snacks & then they delighted in telling him no.
our dogs were shipped off to my in law's for the week & they had a fab time with my in law's dog. so everyone won.
prepare yourselves for the overload:
York's Wild Kingdom, the boardwalk, Goldenrod, the beach, the playground, Brown's Ice Cream, lobster rolls, Target (duh), the mall (you guys- it was like 95 one day), friends, dogs, portable dvd players (yesss), bunk beds, Harry Potter, sunscreen, foooood, booze, lots of sand & etc etc etc
the plan is to make this an annual thing. i want the girls to look forward to a week or 2 at the beach every summer, something we didn't have growing up.
now to get our hands on a rental every year- wish us luck.